Calflora
Taxon  Report   9582    
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa  (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) F. M. Knuth  var. coloradensis  (L. D. Benson) Pinkava  (no longer an active name)
Colorado buckhorn cholla
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. acanthocarpa

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
NOTE: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYACC2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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